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Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 7pm. 

We currently meet in the private dining room at Casa Maria's South Austin location4327 S 1st St. #102. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, except June and December. They are free and open to the public. For those who wish to come early, we gather around 5:45 PM for dinner, drinks, and fellowship. We pay for our own meals and for that of the guest speaker. The short business meeting starts at 7:00 PM, followed by the guest speaker's presentation.



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October 12th Meeting Program

Waldo Troell, Texas Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Division

A Caddo Village on the Verge of the Historic Contact Period: Archeological Data Recovery at A.S. Mann (41AN201) Site in the Upper Neches River Valley, Anderson County

In advance of a planned highway project, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently relocated a Caddo site that was first recorded about 80 years earlier and then lost to archeologist. Under contract to TxDOT, Coastal Environments, Inc., conducted archeological data recovery to mitigate the A. S. Mann Site, within the highway right of way between May 2015 and July 2016. Preliminarily, the site appears to represent a portion of a village that was occupied by high status families associated with a much larger Caddo Community. The main occupation appears to date to the late portion of the Frankston Phase (AD 1480 – 1650) and into the early Allen Phase (AD 1650 – 1680). The investigations reveal evidence of extensive prehistoric trade networks and potential early contact and conflict with Europeans. The investigators also found large numbers of ceramic vessels and stone tools, many of which appear to be ceremonial in function.

A previous version of this talk was given at the 2016 Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting by Waldo Troell, co-authored with David Kelley and Jon C. Lohse, both of Coastal Environments, Inc. 




Upcoming

November 9: Lila Rokoczy, Military Sites coordinator, THC, Forensic Study of Castle Ruins, English Civil War of Seventeenth Century
December 14: No meeting 
January 11: Brad Jones, TBA




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